12:12 AM ET, November 19th, 2014

CNN Heroes: An All Star Tribute Hosted by Anderson Cooper Airs Sunday, December 7 at 8PM ET Pen Farthing, a former Royal Marine Sergeant, who reunites soldiers with the stray dogs they befriend while serving in Afghanistan, was named the 2014 CNN Hero of the Year by Anderson Cooper at the eighth-annual CNN Heroes An All-Star […] Full Post

November 19th, 2014
12:12 AM ET

Pen Farthing of Great Britian is the 2014 CNN Hero of The Year

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CNN Heroes: An All Star Tribute Hosted by Anderson Cooper Airs Sunday, December 7 at 8PM ET

Pen Farthing, a former Royal Marine Sergeant, who reunites soldiers with the stray dogs they befriend while serving in Afghanistan, was named the 2014 CNN Hero of the Year by Anderson Cooper at the eighth-annual CNN Heroes An All-Star Tribute.

Farthing’s nonprofit Nowzad Dogs, has helped nearly 700 soldiers from eight countries.

“I would really like to thank everybody who voted for Nowzad Charity and [for supporting] what we do in Afghanistan and for believing in us,” Farthing said while accepting his award. FULL POST


Topics: Anderson Cooper • CNN • CNN Heroes • Press Releases • T1
Celebrity Lineup Announced for 2014 CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute
CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute airs globally on Sunday, December 7, 2014
November 14th, 2014
09:57 AM ET

Celebrity Lineup Announced for 2014 CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute

Airing Sunday, December 7 at 8 PM ET: Benedict Cumberbatch, John Leguizamo, Taye Diggs, Christina Hendricks, Kelly Ripa, Kathy Griffin, Morgan Spurlock and Questlove 

Musical Performances by Trisha Yearwood and Sheryl Crow 

Quvenzhané Wallis and Nick Jonas Present Young Wonder Awards

Benedict Cumberbatch, star of The Imitation Game, John Leguizamo, star of Fugly!, Taye Diggs, star of Murder in the First, Christina Hendricks, star of Mad Men, Kelly Ripa, host of LIVE with Kelly and Michael, and Kathy Griffin, award-winning comedienne, will present at CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute, hosted by Anderson Cooper. The star-studded tribute airs Sunday, December 7, at 8:00 p.m. ET, from The American Museum of Natural History in New York City.

Morgan Spurlock, acclaimed filmmaker and star of CNN Original Series Inside Man, and Questlove, drummer for The Roots, executive producer of new music show SoundClash and member of The Tonight Show house band are also presenting in this year’s show. FULL POST


Topics: Anderson Cooper • CNN • CNN Heroes • Press Releases
October 6th, 2014
03:33 PM ET

CNN HOSTS JOURNEY TO FIND THEIR “ROOTS”

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“ROOTS: OUR JOURNEYS HOME” kicks off Sunday, October 12th, with a two-hour primetime special airing Tuesday, October 21st at 9 pm ET

Storytelling is at the core of what CNN does, and in a week-long series beginning Sunday, October 12th, thirteen of the network’s prominent hosts and anchors set out on a journey to find their ROOTS. A project one-year in the making, these journalists embark on an emotional journey across continents as they discover never-before-known details of their family histories.

ROOTS: OUR JOURNEYS HOME will kick-off on Sunday, October 12th at 9 pm ET with a special episode of Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown and will air across the network throughout the week, culminating in a two-hour special on Tuesday, October 21st at 9 pm ET. The following is the broadcast schedule for ROOTS:

SUNDAY 10/12
Anthony Bourdain – (9 pm ET) This investigation into the puzzling history of the Bourdain’s great, great, great, grandfather, Paraguayan émigré Jean Bourdain, serves as a springboard to his first tour of this South American country. In Paraguay, Bourdain explores both jungle and desert land, a rich culture, and savory local dishes that include Bife Koygua, Bori Bori, and Sopa Paraguaya.

MONDAY 10/13
Michaela Pereira – (6am ET on New Day) Michaela Pereira’s adoption journey began when she was very young—just three-months-old in Canada. Although she “hit the jackpot” with her adoptive family, she also knows that much of what you see in front of you—the color of her skin, the curl of her hair—comes from her biological parents. After a brief search years ago led to closed doors, Michaela embarks on her roots journey again—this time not in pursuit of her birth parents, but for the place that her ancestors came from—in St. James Parish, Jamaica.

Anderson Cooper – (8pm ET on AC360) Many people know Anderson Cooper as having come from one of America’s most famous families – the Vanderbilts. But growing up, Anderson was always drawn to the southern roots of his father, Wyatt Cooper. Anderson travels to Mississippi where his father grew up and discovers ties between the poor farming family and the rich Vanderbilts that existed before his parents ever met. FULL POST

October 2nd, 2014
08:54 AM ET

CNN Announces Top 10 Heroes of 2014

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WORLDWIDE VOTING FOR “CNN HERO OF THE YEAR” BEGINS TODAY ON CNNHEROES.COM

CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute, Hosted By Anderson Cooper, Airs Sunday, December 7

Collaboration with the Annenberg Foundation will Continue to Provide Hands-On Support to the 2014 Top 10 Heroes

CNN, the worldwide leader in news, announced today the Top 10 Heroes of 2014, recognizing everyday people who are changing the world. The network also announced that online voting for the “CNN Hero of the Year” opened today, October 2nd, and will run through Sunday, November 16th, at midnight PT. Voters can log on to CNNHeroes.com to cast ballots for their favorite Top 10 Heroes once a day, every day. Social media users can also share their votes on Facebook and Twitter.

Peabody Award-winning and Emmy-nominated CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute will air on Sunday, December 7th, at 8:00pm ET on CNN U.S., and will be simulcast on CNN International and CNN en Español. Hosted by Anderson Cooper, and returning to the iconic American Museum of Natural History in New York City, CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute will honor individuals who are making extraordinary contributions to help improve the lives of others.  Since its inception, CNN Heroes has received tens of thousands of submissions from more than 100 countries and profiled over 200heroes.

“It has been CNN’s great honor for the past eight years to shine a spotlight on these remarkable individuals who are making a difference in their communities and the world,” said Jeff Zucker, President of CNN Worldwide. “We are proud to provide a platform for these heroes to share their stories and their important work with our global audiences.”  FULL POST

October 1st, 2014
06:10 PM ET

Ebola survivor Nancy Writebol to Dallas patient in serious condition: Don't give up

Anderson Cooper spoke with Ebola survivor Nancy Writebol about the first patient diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. He is currently listed in serious condition at a Dallas hospital.

When asked how she would advise him and his family, Nancy Writebol told Anderson:  “Well in the first place, we would just want them to know that we’ve been praying for them and we know this is a very difficult time. I think one of the things they should know about Ebola is that, you know, you can have really good days, Anderson, and then you can have really bad days and it’s an up and down disease. And so if they’re having a really bad day, don’t give up. Because it’s very possible the next day is going turn around and look better.”

The full interview will air tonight at 8 pm on CNN’s AC360°.


Topics: AC360 • Anderson Cooper
August 5th, 2014
12:20 AM ET

Did Hamas really use human shields? CNN's Randi Kaye takes a closer look

Israel claims that Hamas is intentionally putting Palestinian civilians in harms way. Randi Kaye takes a closer look at what the Israeli military says is evidence that Hamas has developed a strategy of using human shields.

Chris Gunness is the spokesman for the United Nation's Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian refugees. He says the one thing the U.N. cannot deliver is security.


Topics: AC360 • Anderson Cooper • Gaza • Israel • Randi Kaye
August 4th, 2014
09:29 PM ET
July 28th, 2014
11:06 PM ET

.@AC360 VIDEO: John Walsh on fugitive Mozdir " What never ceases to amaze me is that they hide in plain sight"

Tonight on AC360°, John Walsh spoke to Anderson Cooper about Charles Mozdir, a suspected sex offender and fugitive, who was featured on CNN’s The Hunt . Mozdir was killed during an arrest attempt in a New York City smoke shop today.

CNN Coverage: Malaysia Airlines: Flight 17 Crash in Ukraine
July 17th, 2014
01:18 PM ET

CNN Coverage: Malaysia Airlines: Flight 17 Crash in Ukraine

A Malaysia Airlines flight 17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, has crashed in eastern Ukraine, Russian news agency Interfax reported Thursday. The Ukrainian Interior Minister adviser posted on Facebook: Flight was "shot down" by "terrorists." There were 280 passengers killed as well as 15 crew members.

CNN.com Story: Malaysia 777 crashes in Ukraine

 

CNN journalists are covering the story from the following locations: 

Ukraine:

Phil Black – @PhilBlackCNN

Nic Robertson – @NicRobertsonCNN

Ivan Watson – @IvanCNN

Chris Cuomo – @ChrisCuomo

 

Amsterdam, Netherlands:

Erin McLaughlin – @ErinCNN

Saima Mohsin – @SaimaMohsin

 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia:

Kyung Lah – @kyunglahCNN

Andrew Stevens – @AndrewCNN

 

Moscow, Russia:

Diana Magnay – @dimagnayCNN

 

U.S.

Christiane Amanpour – @camanpour

Fareed Zakaria – @FareedZakaria

Jake Tapper – @jaketapper

Barbara Starr – @barbarastarcnn

Rene Marsh – @rene_marshCNN

Michelle Kosinski – @mkosinskicnn

Jim Sciutto – @jimscuitto

Elise Labott – @eliselabottcnn

Brian Todd – @briantoddCNN

Tom Foreman – @tomforemancnn

Jim Acosta – @JimAcostaCNN

Richard Roth – @RichardRothCNN

Dr. Sanjay Gupta – @drsanjaygupta

Laurie Segall – @LaurieSegallCNN

Alison Kosik – @AlisonKosik

Jason Carroll – @jasoncarrollcnn

Deb Feyerick – @DebFeyerickCNN

 

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July 15th, 2014
12:45 PM ET

CNN Honored with 11 News and Documentary Emmy Nominations

CNN Worldwide has been honored with eleven nominations for the 35th Annual News and Documentary Awards. CNN’s diverse nominations include:

Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast

Anderson Cooper 360

Boston Bombing Victim Vows to Dance Again

 

Outstanding News Discussion and Analysis

Anderson Cooper 360 

Guns Under Fire: An AC360 Town Hall

 

Outstanding Live Coverage of a Current News Story

CNN Newsroom

CNN's Coverage of Typhoon Haiyan

 

Outstanding Science and Technology Programming

CNN Films

Escape Fire

 

Best Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast

Anderson Cooper 360

Rehab Racket

 

Outstanding Cinematography: Documentary and Long Form

CNN Films

Girl Rising

 

Outstanding Video Journalism: News

Mark Phillips, CNN – Reporting from Afghanistan and the Philippines

 

Outstanding Lighting Directions & Scenic Design

CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute

 

Outstanding Newscast or News Magazine in Spanish

CNN en Español

Panorama Mundial

 

Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in Spanish

CNN en Español

Pope Election

 

Outstanding Promotional Announcement – Episodic

CNN Films: Blackfish 

In addition to these eleven News and Documentary Emmy nominations, Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown and The Sixties: The Assassination of President Kennedy have been nominated for a combined nine Primetime and Creative Arts Emmy Awards. FULL POST

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